September 15-16, 2017Lexington, Kentucky
Jill McCorkle reads from her novel Life After Life, with introduction and Q & A by Kim Edwards.
Novelist Rebecca Makkai delivers “Ending It All,” a craft talk on endings in fiction.
Jennifer Haigh reads her short story “Favorite Son,” and Claire Dederer reads from her memoir, Poser.
Poetry from recent collections by Paisley Rekdal and Kiki Petrosino.
Playwright Kia Corthron performs short plays Megastasis and Trickle and reads from her novel, The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter. Introduced by Herman Farrell.
The Stars with Accents readings, moderated by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer.
On a recent episode of WUKY's "UK Perspectives," Kentucky Women Writers Conference director Julie Wrinn speaks with nationally renowned writer Ada Limón, one of this year's judges of the National Book Award in poetry.
Food writer and pastry chef Stella Parks speaks on “Cooking a Book: Developing a Nonfiction Book Proposal and Making the Leap from Blogger to Author.”
The internationally renowned playwright and Kentucky native Naomi Wallace speaks about “Big History Small: Resistance, Hospitality, and Writing for the American Theatre.”
Poetry from recent collections by Julia Johnson and Kim Addonizio, introduced by Kimberly Miller.
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning